#BMC4Nepal auction highlights preview

Posted by Tina Gardner on 18/06/2015
Clockwise: Tea with Michael Palin (Photo © John Swannell), Everest butterfly collection, Pete Boardman's boots, kit worn by Leo Houlding, James Hart-Dyke painting, Joanna Lumley signed photo, Hillary Step photo signed by Bonington and Scott

Famous faces, big name brands and world-renowned mountaineers are donating their time and expertise as well as personal treasures to help raise funds for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal.

NOW LIVE: Check out our eBay shop for the first batch of items

Bidding opens on Sunday 28 June in a series of two week-long online auctions led by the BMC with support from the Alpine Club in partnership with ebay.

Unforgettable experiences

  • Tea for Two with Michael Palin – an hour’s conversation at a London venue
  • A walk up a Lakeland fell with BMC Patrons, former Alpine Club Presidents & Everest summiteers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott CBE.
  • An Aston Martin Experience including a factory tour
  • A Brands Hatch Private Box at the British Superbike Championship (17-19 July) with admission for 20 people, donated via an Alpine Club member.
  • A half day rock climbing in Derbyshire with past Alpine Club president Mick Fowler, donated via the Alpine Club.
  • A half day Landrover off-road experience for up to 3 people, donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • A day’s climbing/coaching at Millstone with BMC Ambassador Hazel Findlay.
  • An evening’s coaching with BMC Ambassador Steve McClure.
  • A day’s climbing/coaching with BMC Ambassador Shauna Coxsey.
  • Training workshop for 2 with BMC Ambassador Fran Brown at the Arch Climbing Wall, London.
  • A day rock climbing/scrambling in Snowdonia for 2 with instructor Tim Harrop (MIA).
  • Navigation course with Mountaineering Council of Scotland at Campsie Fells, near Glasgow.
  • A day’s guided climbing with Calum Muskett in North Wales.
  • Luxury hill-walking & life-coaching retreat in the Scottish Highlands with Cat Trebilco - Reach the Peak.
  • Free initial and follow-up session with Buxton Physio.

Mountain memorabilila

  • Mike Westmacott's personal butterfly collection from 1953 Everest expedition, donated by Alpine Club member.
  • Pete Boardman’s boots worn on the south west face of Everest, donated by David Pownall.
  • Pair of crampons worn by Stephen Venables climbing new route up the East Face of Everest in 1988.  [Pictured in action on Webster's Wall]

  • Leo Houlding's jacket and rucksack (signed & dated), used on 2013 Ulvetanna Peak expedition to Antarctica in 2013, as featured in Alastair Lee’s film, The Last Great Climb.

Watch The Last Great Climb Trailer on BMC TV:

  • Personalised signed photo by Doug Scott CBE on Hillary Step on Everest.
  • High quality framed Ogre poster signed by Doug Scott and Chris Bonington.
  • Clive Tully Sprayway Impulse 226 waterproof jacket worn aboard Spirit of Cardiff on the fastest powerboat transatlantic crossing from New York to Lizard Point in 2001.
  • A set of very collectible Chouinard-logoed CAMP Hexentrics on rope: Nos. 11, 10, 9, 7, 5 (Chouinard USA), 4, 3 and 1, donated by the Mountain Heritage Trust.
  • A Simond Barracuda ice axe circa early 1980’s. Signed by Doug Scott, Chris Bonington, Leo Houlding and Paul Ross, donated by the Mountain Heritage Trust.
  • A shepherd's crook with inscription "To Sir John Hunt from the cadets of the Northumbrian County Constabulary Feb 1961", given by Hunt to Ernst Reiss, 1st ascensionist of Llotse (Swiss Everest expedition 1956), donated by Ron Lake (who was given it by Reiss’s widow).
  • Assorted trad climbing equipment used by James McHaffie on routes like Indian face. Salathe wall and the Longhope route.
  • Everest 1953 cigarette box given to all British Everesteers, donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • A 1953 Christmas card from Prince Phillip to an Everesteer, donated by an Alpine Club member.

Top of the range outdoor kit

  • A Berghaus Mount Asgard Women’s Stretch Shell Jacket in Magenta (size 10), RRP £285
  • Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket Men’s GORE-TEX Pro waterproof (RRP £330)
  • Mountain Equipment Manaslu Jacket Women’s GORE-TEX Pro waterproof (RRP £330)
  • Mountain Equipment Annapurnna Dow Jacket (RRP £300)
  • Mountain Equipment Cho Oyu Down Jacket (RRP £300)
  • Various items from Sherpa Adventure Gear

Artwork and photography

  • Signed photo of Ab Fab star & Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley.
  • Signed Sherpa photo by photographer Alex Ekins.
  • Pencil drawing of a climber by Stacey Gardner.
  • Artwork or sculpture by artist & climber Andy Parkin.
  • Painting by Tom Price, former BMC President, donated by his family.
  • Climbers Club limited edition print of the Llanberis Pass by Anthony Cain, donated by BMC.
  • Limited edition Giclee print of a Neil Robertson painting he did after trekking in Nepal. 
  • John Cleare signed prints of Everest & Lhotse and Machhapuchhare, donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • Limited edition print to commemorate first ascent of Kanchenjunga signed by Norman Hardy, Tony Streather and Joe Brown, donated by the Alpine Club.
  • Julian Cooper original study of South-West face of Everest, donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • James Hart-Dyke original acrylic on paper of Lhotse, donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • Rare 1895 Everest photo, donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • Alpine Club print of watercolour by John Auldjo, donated by the Alpine Club.
  • Signed print of Ueli Steck by Jon Griffith (signed by Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith)

Books

  • Complete set of typesetter's double page spread proofs from the first edition of Stephen Venables' ‘Everest Kangshung Face’, published 1989.
  • Signed copy of ‘Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest’ (signed by Hillary, Band + others), donated by an Alpine Club member.
  • Signed copy of record-breaking sailor Clive Tully’s book "Confronting Poseidon”.
  • Set of signed books by long-distance walker & BMC hill-walking ambassador Chris Townsend.
  • Set of signed books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Please note – this is not a comprehensive list and is for guidance only.  Full details will be published as eBay listings go live.

If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Suzanne Jones on 0161 438 3322 or suzanne@thebmc.co.uk

For more information read our press release. Contact press@thebmc.co.uk with any media enquiries.
 



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